East of Berlin

by  Hannah Moscovitch

Full Length Play, Drama  /  2m, 1f

"With its cast of three, timeless theme and skilled writing, East of Berlin could easily have a life in theaters around the world." - Variety

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

As a teenager, Rudi discovers that his father was a doctor at Auschwitz. Questioning redemption, love, guilt and the sins of the father, East of Berlin follows Rudi's emotional upheaval as he comes to terms with a frightening past that was never his own. 
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"With its cast of three, timeless theme and skilled writing, East of Berlin could easily have a life in theaters around the world." - Variety, Read More 

"If I told you that Moscovitch was writing about the children of Nazis and how they cope with their parents' heinous legacy, you might think that you've heard all this before. But you'd be wrong. Her examination of the relationship between the children of victims of the Holocaust and the children of those who victimized them is astonishingly complex, as well as sexy, funny and suspenseful." - Toronto Star, Read More

If I told you that Moscovitch was writing about the children of Nazis and how they cope with their parents' heinous legacy, you might think that you've heard all this before.

Videos

  • Interview with Hannah Moscovitch about East of Berlin
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes
  • Caution Smoking Smoking

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1980s, 1970s
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: 1970. Asunción, Paraguay
    1980.  West Germany
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

2m, 1f
RUDI
HERMANN
SARAH
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Authors

Hannah Moscovitch

Hannah's writing for the stage includesEssay,The Russian Play,East of Berlin,The Mill Part II: The Huron Bride,The Children's Republic,Little One, andIn This World (for young audiences). Hannah's plays have been produced across the country, including at the Tarragon Theatre in Toronto where she is currently playwright- ...

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East of Berlin premiered at the Tarragon Theatre in Toronto, ON in February 2007 under the direction of Alisa Palmer.

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